Dozens of Kazakhstan Protesters Detained at Rallies On Leader’s Birthday

Kazakh police detained dozens of protesters who took to the streets of major cities, Saturday, July 6, to mark the 79th birthday of veteran leader Nursultan Nazarbayev and demand he cede power.

Authorities detained dozens of people in Kazakhstan’s two largest cities, as protesters staged the latest in a series of rallies against newly elected President Qasym-Zhomart Toqaev.
Demonstrators marching Saturday in the capital, Nur-Sultan, were confronted by uniformed and plainclothes police officers and were forcibly dragged to nearby police buses, according to witnesses.